We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.Victor Daniels
I meant, said Ipslore bitterly, what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile? Death thought about it. Cats, he said eventually. Cats are nice.Terry Pratchet, Sourcery
He is not drowning His sheep when He washeth them, nor killing them when He is shearing them. But by this He showeth that they are His own and the newshorn sheep do most visibly bear His name or mark, when it is almost worn out and scarce discernible on them that have the longest fleece.Richard Baxter
There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.Voltaire
Men of strong minds and who think for themselves, should not be discouraged on finding occasionally that some of their best ideas have been anticipated by former writers; they will neither anathematize others nor despair themselves. They will rather go on discovering things before discovered, until they are rewarded with a land hitherto unknown, an empire indisputably their own, both right of conquest and of discovery.C. C. Colton
The good befriend themselves.Sophocles
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.